The presidential election is right around the corner and in the midst of it all it’s important to review the legislative actions of the past four years.

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Check out this key title from Hein that touches on one of the key acts passed under the Obama Administration.

Congress and the Tobacco Industry: A Legislative History of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 

Edited by: William H. Manz

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act is the most comprehensive federal initiative against smoking since radio and television advertising was banned in 1971. Motivating forces for this Act include estimates that:

  • 21% of American adults smoke
  • 23% of high school students also smoke
  • 438,000 deaths each year can be attributed to smoking

The Act was also intended to meet the requirements set by the Supreme Court ruling in 2000,

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Learn about the Health Care Reform Passed by President Obama

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Health Care Reform: A Legislative History of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law No. 111-148 (2010)

By: Bernard D. Reams, Michael P. Forrest
Editor: William H. Manz
Published: William S. Hein & Co., Inc.; Buffalo, NY; 2011

The nine hardbound volumes contain the major documents of the legislative history of the Act. This core collection contains the law, reports on the law, bills, presidential materials and more. The accompanying DVD contains the core collection as well as an additional 11,000 pages of documents. 

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While the United States has been involved in many military actions in recent times, the Iraq War of 2003 is unique for several reasons

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Iraq War (2003): A Documentary Legal History Supplementary Set, 2004-2009
By: Christopher T. Anglim

In this new supplementary set to Iraq War (2003) is a history of how Congress handled the Iraq War.  While the United States has been involved in many military actions in recent times, the Iraq War of 2003 is unique for several reasons. In addition to being one of the most controversial wars fought

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Immunity for peer review participation in the Health Care Quality Improvement Act

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Prior to 1986, a doctor disciplined by state licensing boards, hospitals, or medial societies was often able to resume the practice of medicine by voluntary resignation in return for the hospital’s silence regarding the sanction, or by the threat of litigation if the hospital attempted to impose sanctions or a colleague attempted to report malfeasance. Congress enacted the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 in an effort to encourage

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New four-volume print compilation now available from Hein!

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Now available-

Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 

A Legislative History of Public Law No. 111-211

Edited by William H. Manz

Hein’s newest four-volume print compilation, Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010, includes the entire text of the Act, related bills, relevant reports and hearings, House and Senate debates, presidential remarks, and Congressional Budget Office reports to provide a full history of this recent act! Passed with bipartisan support, the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 amended the Indian Law Enforcement Reform Act and several other acts, extending and revising authority for prosecuting and responding to crimes in Indian country. The most-praised part of the legislation was the section dealing with domestic and sexual violence.

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Preventing Abusive Credit Card Practices: A Legislative History of the Credit Card Act of 2009

Edited by: William H. Manz

This four-volume set contains the text of the Act, reports on the law, presidential materials, the various bill versions, hearings, congressional debate and Congressional Budget Office reports.

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Protecting America’s Intellectual Property

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A Legislative History of the Pro IP Act of 2008
Edited by: William H. Manz

With more that 40 documents relating to the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008, Protecting America’s Intellectual Property offers complete coverage of the controversial Act. The Pro IP Act of 2008, the latest effort to protect America’s intellectual property, increases both civil and criminal penalties for trademark and copyright infringement. This set includes the bill versions prepared prior to the passage of the Act, reports, congressional debates, and hearings. The related hearings section includes those held since the enactment of the Intellectual Property and Courts Amendment Act of 2004. Previous hearings relating to the protection of intellectual property are listed in the bibliography,

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A Documentary History of the Legal Aspects of Abortion in the United States

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City of Akron v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health
Edited and compiled by: Roy M. Mersky and Kumar Percy Jayasuriya

This 3-volume set is devoted to the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of the City of Akron v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health. In this decision, the Court found that the city’s abortion ordinances, including required parental consent for minors, informed consult for adults, and a 24-hour waiting period, to be unconstitutional. The Court believed these provisions “unjustifiably placed a significant obstacle in the path of a woman seeking an abortion,” and also constituted an attempt to persuade against an abortion. This compilation contains all briefs submitted to the Supreme Court,

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The Alternative Minimum Tax

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A Legislative History
Edited by: William H. Manz

When first introduced by the Tax Reform Act of 1969, the controversial alternative minimum tax (AMT) only targeted high-income households whose utilization of tax shelters meant that they owed little or no income tax. The Tax Reform Act of 1986, which disallowed many deductions and exemptions, expanded its scope. In recent years, the AMT has come under scrutiny because the failure to index it for inflation has resulted in “bracket creep,” meaning that ever0increasing numbers of taxpayers have become subject to the tax. This three-volume set provides a legislative history of the 2007 and 2008 patches, including various bills introduced on the AMT issue during the 110th Congress and the accompanying congressional debate.

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